Over the past week, Mark Ruffalo and Don Cheadle have been stealing the limelight while promoting Avengers: Infinity War with their charisma and jokes about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apparently that doesn’t sit right with Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie — a power-duo on-screen when taking on Spider-Man and just as powerful off-screen when taking digs at the old guard in the now fractured Avengers.
In a sit-down with Good Morning America, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie both took aim at the “old cats” and some possible beef. You can watch the interview below.
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“Seeing Don Cheadle every time is getting problematic.” Sebastian Stan started off.
“That’s an issue,” Anthony Mackie added. “Don’s an issue. Ruffalo is definitely an issue. But, you know, you do what you can. The older cats… if you look at the movie [Civil War], the way it’s split, it’s the older cats and the younger cats.”
“He’s talking about Cocoon,” Stan quipped. “Classic.”
“And the older cats are very unstable in the way they look at the world.” Mackie said.
While it’s funny to see these actors jokingly banter outside of their characters, Mackie could be pointing to an eventual clash between the newer and older Avengers somewhere down the line. If the descriptions of the teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War are any indication though, the Avengers should have their hands full with Thanos. So that civil war can wait for another time.
Avengers: Infinity War is being directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with a script from Captain America: Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel as well as Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018, and will be followed one year later by the untitled Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019.
Source: Good Morning America